School Reentry for Children with Acquired Central Nervous Systems Injuries


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Abstract

Onset of acquired central nervous system (CNS) injury during the normal developmental process of childhood can have impact on cogni tive, behavioral, and motor function. This alteration of function often necessitates special education programming, modifications, and accom modations in the education setting for successful school reentry. Specia education is not necessarily a special classroom, but an individualized set of educational needs, determined by a multidisciplinary school team, to promote educational success. The purpose of this article is to inform those pediatricians and pediatric allied health professionals treating chil dren with CNS injury of the systems in place to support successful school reentry and their role in contributing to developing an appropriate educational plan.

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